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12/04/2016

Get Well Truck

Good evening on what has been a rainy & cooler Sunday for us here in Upstate South Carolina. It's been a very quiet day; didn't accomplish much aside from reading, and fixing some dinner (well, I did a load of laundry!) Hope that you had a good day. Our neighbor with the new hip seems to be doing fine, having home therapy visits. DH went to visit him a few minutes yesterday.

Another neighbor is getting new knee(s) this coming week...so DH picked out another design after finding an image that had been stamped who knows when. I had learned to do monochromatic coloring in a long-ago copic class, but had never tried it. So started out with that idea and here we go:



 
IO Classic Truck - used warm & cool grays to do the main coloring. Once that was done, it looked much too stark for me, so I added in a bit of green on the grass, very light blue in the sky (probably should have been a night blue!) and then colored the moon. In the moon area, the ink seemed to 'bleed' where the branches are, so used that Kaisercraft neon pen and it worked quite nicely! Remember I had I didn't care for the neon colors in the set? Came in handy. Die cut with a pierced rectangle die and just left the white edge as a mat. Windshield has Glossy Accents, and the metal parts got a lick of silver WoS.
 
 
-The clear ridged fishtail banner (which looks curled but it really is down flat) came from some recycled material that was holding 'something' in a Styrofoam packing. For some reason, the texture effect of this strapping made me think it could be used for _whatever_. As I was assembling the card, I thought about this plastic, and held it to the card. Got the Mr's opinion on it, and he said "Use it". The narrow fishtail in the center is a snippet from a sponging project.
 
- Very Old Stuff wooden get well stamp inked with Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink, stamped over the black. Realized I do not have a nice font for a get well stamp...must correct that little omission. (might have one as part of a clear set).
 
The card base is a green shade (not the chartreuse it appears in the photo!). I hope there are not any more Get Well commissions in the near future. Got some birthday cards that need to be done, and inserts for Christmas cards. Also some "special" Christmas cards for the family.
 
Thanks for joining me and hope your week is just dandy.  Big Hugs.
 
 


42 comments:

Glennis said...

I would love to see your card, but it is not there!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Gorgeous masculine card design, Mary! I especially like the image, and your subtle coloring! Hope your neighbor heals quickly. Hugs, de

dutchess said...

What a fabulous image Mary and just perfect for a male themed card...love the green background really makes the image pop.....
Cold and frosty here in the U.K. At the moment but warmer wet weather due mid week...just perfect for my plan of Christmas biscuit baking and mince pies....hugs xxxx

Glennis said...

Looks great Mary, that is a wonderful image

brenda said...

A really super image Mary and makes for a fabulous masculine cards - yo know those difficult people to craft for. Many thanks for your kind comments about Alex.

B x

scrAPpamondo said...

This masculine card is just fabulous, Mary!! Love the momocromatic colouring, it's just stunning!!Great use of the plastic, too! Very well done!!

Redanne said...

The design is wonderful Mary, Mr has good taste! I love that old truck and you have coloured it so beautifully in the cool greys - and the pop of yellow at the back stands out really well. I think your neighbour is going to love this one! Hugs, Anne xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, what a wonderful card, and your colouring is awesome, just getting the tones to blend together is brilliant. Smashing image for a male card, love it.
Hope all is well with you and DH, Kate x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Hope the rain has put all the fires out.

That's a fab card. Adding the odd bits of colour has definitely brought the image out.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Pippa said...

I like this Mary, very different style to the other truck, more vintage feel to it. I am sure it would fit a lot of occasions for men. x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous - what a perfect masculine get well. Your coloring of the image is amazing Mary! Especially love the ridged plastic - it looks like an old radiator grill! This is sure to give the recipient a little lift!

Inkyfingers said...

Wow Mary! You coloured this so beautifully and I would consider this to be a perfect masculine card - I bet it will be really appreciated. My Hubby is on the waiting list for 2 new hips so we have that delight to come!

Daffodil Cards said...

This is GREAT so masculine and love the banners and the "unusual" paper you used. Great colouring and colours too. I hope you don't have to make too many of this type of card too. Have a great week.
Faith
x

Pam said...

This is a wonderful image and I love how you colored it! Great card!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

WOW! Awesome masculine card!! Rained here all day also but not cold. It was in the 70's. Suppose to rain again today and about 70 degrees. Have a great day!!

Pat said...

This truck is a great image Mary and beautifully coloured with the grey tones and that touch of green for the grass really works. I love the two bits of plastic packing in the background too which with the pretty sponged piece cut into fishtail banners which add extra interest and texture. I hope your neighbour's knee operation goes well and he will love this card for sure. x

Bonnie said...

This looks like a pen and ink drawing, Mary! I LOVE it! the soft bits of color are perfect! Those pieces tucked away are handy when something like this comes up and it's always good to use something saved for later.

Olga Fink said...

A fantastic card Mary! gorgeous monochromatic coloring! I love it!
xoxo Olga

Veerle said...

Mary I so love this card, it looks stunning. And the plastic fishtail reminds me of the hood of the car. Is that the correct way of naming it . I mean the front "hood" where the engin is underneath. And I think it's awesom it looks curled in the picture because this emphazises the idea of the hood. Great job, your neighbour will love it. Hugs Veerle x

Team Clark said...

This image is amazing, as is your wonderful design! Love the green and "label tape" sentiment. Perfection! Hugs, Autumn

Donna Hanley said...

Great card for you neighbor. I'm sure it will brighten his day after surgery. Wishing you a good day.

Stampsnob. said...

A truck full of get well wishes who could ask for more Great card Mary........Lis

Birgit said...

This is a great card for a man and a get well card. I believe I know the green you used because that green looked Chartruese on my pic as well. I'm sorry for not visiting as much as i have had some crappola to deal with and then our one cat Mia died suddenly this past Thursday night. My cousin came on the weekend and he noticed a change in my mom...he said there is no true life left in her eyes so i am preparing myself. I am a debbie downer eh?

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh my word this so gorgeous and you were quite right the slight touch of colour enhances it.
I love that wonderful stamped image and your wonderful design and the superb colouring.
You are a very talented lady.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, once again I LOVE that stamp, so perfect for a masculine card! What a wonderful job you did coloring it in neutrals. It looks fabulous. Love the banners, particularly the textured ones. Great layout on this one!

Loll said...

Very cool colouring on this Mary. Love the small pops of colour against the gray. I'm sure your neighbour will appreciate this beautiful handmade card. xx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the truck image!! So gorgeous!! Love the fishtail banner, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Brenda in IN said...

This is a great male card. Using monochrome makes this perfect for an old truck. Your Sunday sounds like a good day. Restful and relaxing on a rainy day.

pam said...

Another fabulous male card using that fabulous stamp Mary! love the colours used and great layout.
Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous masculine image and love the banner-looks like something that could have come from a car too-see these oddments we keep come in handy if we keep them long enough lol
Carol x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Mary, such a brilliant masculine design and beautiful monochromatic colouring.
Pauline
x

Kathleen said...

What a great image or should I say scene, great colours and love the fish tails.

Kath x

JD/ Jill said...

Great Masculine card! Very nicely done!

Donna said...

What a wonderful card MAry. Your neighbor will love it! I always loved gray scale images. You don;t always need lots of color but I tend to use it over gray scale. Thanks for sharing this beauty. Have a wonderful week! 2016 is going fast!

Carol L said...

What a great get well card with a masculine feel! I love old trucks too, and I love the subtle touches of color you added to this stamped image. Love that neon moon too - didn't they write a song about a neon moon? Great job on using recycled items too!

Greta said...

Great guy card, Mary! Wonderful recycling & coloring! PS--I get Glitter Dust at JoAnn's with a coupon--really love the stuff--mostly use the one called silver which is the most neutral to me.

*Vicki* said...

Such a stunning vintage image Mary!! I love this image and for a masculine design and especially the colors too!! I hope your neighbors will recover quickly! HUGS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Nicely masculine! I love your monochrome coloring. It really makes the look of this card. That is some interesting packing material you used... good idea to save it to use.

As for the font to the get well greeting, that seems to me my problem often--lacking a font to match my card for the greeting. I think that is why I have an excess or word/greeting stamps.

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Mary - love your monochrome truck!! I am sure it was appreciated
Blessings
Maxine

Linby said...

wow this is another very effective card, love that colouring and image.

Susanne Vargas said...

Really love how you colored that image and I am always a fan of recycling! Great job!

Anita in France said...

Very cool, Mary ... what a fantastic masculine card! I'm especially taken with the banner ... it's the perfect retro style to go with that fabulous truck! Hugs, Anita :)